HB 50 - Pistol Purchase Permit Repeal

Repealing the pistol purchase permit will roll back the Jim Crow-era regulation that was put into place to limit gun ownership of black North Carolinians. Dubbed the “Klan’s favorite law,” the pistol purchase permit still disproportionately impacts blacks today. In Wake County, black applicants are three times more likely to have their permits denied than their white counterparts. The pistol purchase permit is an unnecessary burden that infringes on all North Carolinians Second Amendment rights. Federal law already requires background checks for all firearm purchases through licensed dealers. Repealing the pistol purchase permit would not change the legal standards for gun sellers to perform background checks. North Carolina should repeal this unjust law.

Civitas Action believes that the vote for freedom is YES on HB50!